Meeting Management - Wound Clinic Business

Ten years ago, when Wound Clinic Business began, nearly all of our wound care reimbursement information was found in printed books, manuals, and newsletters. In 2018, nearly all of our reimbursement information is found somewhere online. Our speakers will be giving this year’s attendees a gift to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wound Clinic Business: hands-on interaction with reimbursement resources found online. Wound Clinic Business (WCB) is a one-day course designed to help wound care physicians, other qualified healthcare professionals and their coders and billers, as well as the entire revenue cycle team of hospital-based outpatient wound care departments. 

2018 WCB Learning Objectives:

  • Follow the Online Highway GPS for locations of new, revised, and deleted codes, as well as important coding rules 
  • Find payment system destinations pertinent to your wound care practice 
  • Avoid detours such as denials and repayment by accessing coverage policies 
  • Keep out of potholes by reviewing payers’ audit results and work plans
Audience:
  • Audit Specialists
  • Compliance Officers
  • Revenue Cycle Directors/Managers
  • Charge Description Master (CDM)
  • Director of Billing
  • Process Improvement Directors/Managers
  • Hospital Executives including CEOs, CFOs and COOs
  • Medical Directors
  • Physicians and Podiatrists
  • Non-Physician Practitioners and Therapists
  • Clinical Managers
  • HOPD Program Directors
  • Coders and Billers
  • Office Managers
  • Health Information Management (HIM) Directors

Speakers:

KATHLEEN D. SCHAUM, MS

Kathleen Schaum is a nationally recognized wound care reimbursement strategy consultant and educator with nearly 50 years of industry experience. Ms. Schaum shares her up-to-the-minute reimbursement knowledge with all wound care stakeholders who want to establish/maintain/improve their wound care businesses. In addition to presenting at the 10 Wound Clinic Business seminars, Kathleen provides reimbursement education at many regional and national wound care symposiums. Here are just a few of WCB attendees’ evaluations of Kathleen: “Kathleen’s energy and passion for helping the wound industry succeed is evident throughout the seminar.” “Kathleen always takes the time to thoroughly answer our wound care reimbursement questions.” 

Kathleen also shares her wound care knowledge through 2 monthly journals. She is on the founding editorial board of Today’s Wound Clinic and is celebrating her 10th anniversary as the creator and author of the Business Briefs column in that journal. Kathleen is also celebrating her 17th anniversary as the creator and author of the Payment Strategies column in Advances in Skin & Wound Care. The wound care industry relies on Ms. Schaum to keep them informed about the coding, payment, coverage, and audit changes that impact their revenue in both the “volume-based” and “value-based” payment systems. 

 

JOLAYNE DEVERS, MBA, CPC, COC, CPC-H, CPC-P

For over 25 years, Jolayne has worked in the health care industry years in a variety of sectors, including a world-leading medical device company, a large commercial payer, and a physiatry practice. As a consultant and Certified Professional Coder, she has used this broad experience to build unique expertise in medical device and drug optimization strategies for product reimbursement. 

Jolayne also provides CPT, RUC and strategic consulting to the American Society of General Surgery. She helps guide them on the political and economic changes that affect general surgeons and the quality care they provide for their patients. Ms. Devers is frequently a national speaker on healthcare policy and reimbursement issues that affect manufacturers and providers in a variety of sectors. 

Jolayne’s specialized experience in reimbursement commercialization programs for cell tissue products (CTPs) and other wound care devices brings a unique perspective to the Wound Clinic Business program. She is excited to share her industry experience and technical expertise with wound care stakeholders.  

 

 

 

Sponsors will benefit from:

  • Company logo included on all advertisements & the meeting website linking back to your company’s homepage
  • Over three hours of exhibit/networking time with attendees
  • Opportunity for your sales representatives to meet face to face with key decision makers who purchase your services, products, and documentation systems 
  • Complete attendee list sent via email post-meeting including contact information
  • 5 free registration passes for each sponsored city for HMP to invite clinicians on your behalf (value of $399 each)
  • 50 to 100 meeting brochures per sponsored city for sales representatives to invite clients or prospective clients
  • Customized PDF invite created for cities your company sponsors with custom discount code provided to attendees to receive $50 off their meeting registration

2018 Potential Cities:

  • Charlotte (day before SAWC Spring)- this will be the first meeting of the year
  • Chicago
  • Philadelphia
  • Providence
  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • Orlando 
  • Anaheim 
  • Kansas City
  • Pittsburgh